Pilot of autonomous commuter vehicle launched in China

Posted: 3 December 2019 |

As a part of Seedland’s Smart Life System, the Hachi Auto pilot aims to allow community residents to experience the convenience brought by technological innovation.

Seedland launches pilot of China’s first autonomous commuter vehicle

Seedland Group, the Chinese real estate company, has launched the Hachi Auto pilot, an autonomous electric vehicle for smart communities, in one of the Seedland communities ‘Boston Ivy’, allegedly becoming the first to bring UGV into residential communities in China. 

Powered by LiDAR and vision technology, multi-sensor fusion algorithm, 3D obstacle detection and speed estimation, the vehicle can reportedly accurately move forward and backward, turn around in the operating environment and automatically calculate the avoidance path without human intervention.

The vehicle is also said to adapt to different weather conditions like rain, fog or wind. The vehicle is equipped with a positioning algorithm with an accuracy of 2-5cm, keeping it from being affected by the GPS signal instability between community buildings. The algorithm is a result of over 100,000 kilometres of road tests without human intervention.

Hachi Auto is connected with the Smart Life System of the Seedland communities, forming what is said to be an advanced intelligent cooperative transportation network. The Smart Life System works 24 hours a day, allowing for vehicles to be monitored in real-time, facilitating maintenance and management, as well as real-time dynamic route planning and adjusting. It also allows for residents to view vehicle locations and select routes through its application service.